The off-duty police officer who fatally shot another member of the Constabulary in Hanover, during a robbery attempt early Saturday morning is sending a strong message to other ‘rogue’ elements that might be in the Constabulary force.
In an exclusive interview with Nationwide News, Inspector Wayne Jacobs, says the incident has traumatized him.
He says he’d never imagined that he would have to kill one of his colleagues in such a manner.
Detailing to Nationwide how the incident unfolded that night, Inspector Jacobs says he thought for a moment that the robber was a decent police officer.
Inspector Jacobs says on realizing that the robber wasn’t a legitimate policeman he had to move swiftly to protect himself.
During the confrontation, the Inspector was grazed on the abdomen by bullets.
Inspector Wayne Jacobs.
The dead policeman has been identified as 25-year-old Constable Kemar Beckford, who was stationed at Bethel Town, Westmoreland.
The police seized a Glock pistol, with nine live rounds and a .38 revolver from him.